Corporate Internal Investigations
Corporate Internal Investigations have become more and more important for businesses to minimize liability risks. These liability risks often result from violation of the obligatory supervision of responsible persons in the company. Obligatory supervision does not stop at national borders for businesses operating internationally and the introduction of whistle-blowing systems within businesses is only a small step in minimizing liability risks. The greatest challenge for businesses, however, is the examination and analysis of many incoming hints during the internal investigation. All of these facts often require an internal investigation carried-out internationally.
Due to recent cases of law enforcement by national or international authorities against companies and individuals, the legal pitfalls and boundaries of corporate internal investigations were often picked as the central theme of publications in the recent past. The authors of this contribution do not halt at the border of only one specific country. They outline recurring questions on internal investigations in thirteen different jurisdictions (Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and USA). The book is especially concerned with requirements for initiating internal investigations and the legal boundaries of different investigative measures.
Note: This book is available on this link
(in German version only).
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